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All the factz on Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur

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Molineux is the venue for an intriguing clash between two sides looking to close the gap on the clubs in the top 4 as Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Tottenham Hotspur.

Both sides have had good form recently – and played in Europe in midweek – and are separated by one point and one place in the Premier League table.

The match kicks off at 2pm. It isn’t live on TV in the UK, but it can be followed on various radio stations. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Wolves are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches – their best run in the top flight since 1959. They lifted the title that season.
* Meanwhile Spurs have enjoyed a renaissance under Jose Mourinho, winning 3 of their 4 Premier League games under him – as many as they managed in the last 15 matches of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.
* Wolves are the Premier League’s draw specialists – 9 of their 16 matches have ended all square.
* Spurs haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home in the league in 15 matches – a run stretching back to New Year’s Day.
* Wolves have only been beaten once at home in their last 16 Premier League matches there – winning 9.

All the factz on Manchester United v Everton, including which TV channel its on

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There are three fixtures in the Premier League today, with the opener seeing Everton make the relatively short trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

United have found some form in recent weeks and will be looking to continue that today. However, Everton rediscovered their fight last time out under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson, so this is set to be an intriguing clash.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* United won this fixture 2-1 last season. However, the Toffees thumped them 4-0 in the return at Goodison Park.
* The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 10 matches in all competitions at Old Trafford.
* Meanwhile Everton have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches in the Premier League.
* United haven’t registered a clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League matches.
* Everton best Chelsea last time out, but haven’t won consecutive matches in the Premier League since April.

Alll the factz on the December 14 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are four matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with interest at both ends of the table.

As always in the UK, none of the matches are live on TV but you can follow the action on local and national radio, as well as various TV results services.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Burnley v Newcastle United

* Newcastle did the double over the Clarets last season.
* Burnley’s easily season form seems to have evaporated: they’ve lost 6 of their last 8 matches.
* Meanwhile Newcastle have won 4 of their last 6 PL matches, losing once.
* Sean Dyche has called on just 19 players in the league this season.

* Newcastle are the only Premier League side yet to be awarded a penalty this season. Not getting penalties was a traditional gripe for Dyche.

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth

* Chelsea won this fixture 2-0 last season. However, the Cherries won the return match 4-0.
* After a good run, Chelsea have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
* But Bournemouth are on an even worse run – they’ve lost 5 consecutive Premier League matches.
* Chelsea have yet to gain a point after going behind this season.

* Set pieces are Bournemouth’s strength – they’ve scored 9 so far this season from deadball situations.

Leicester City v Norwich City

* Leicester are in amazing form – they’ve won their last 8 PL matches, scoring at least twice in each game.
* Jamie Vardy has also scored in every one of those matches. He once scored in 11 straight matches back in 2015.
* Meanwhile Norwich are on a run of 1 win in 11 with 8 defeats in that sequence.
* The Canaries have also conceded at least twice in 13 of their 16 matches this season.

* Leicester have conceded just 10 goals this season – the best record in the division.

Sheffield United v Aston Villa

* When the sides met last season in the Championship both were goal fests: in this fixture, United ran out 4-1 winners. In the return, the Blades were 0-3 up with 10 minutes to go, but Villa staged an amazing comeback to draw 3-3.

* United have lost just one of their last 9 PL matches, although they have drawn 5 in that run.
* Villa have lost 5 of their last 7 matches, but in that run they have played all of the current top 6.
* Only Leicester and Liverpool have a better defensive record than Sheffield United in the PL this season.
* Getting a lead isn’t Villa’s problem – it’s keeping it. They’ve lost 13 points from winning positions so far this season.

All the factz on Liverpool v Watford, including which TV channel its on

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The first match in the Premier League this weekend sees top take on bottom as Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield.

The Reds will be confident of extending their unbeaten start to the season against a side that has won just once all season in the Premier League. However, the Hornets are playing for the first time under new boss Nigel Pearson and will be keen to impress.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Liverpool did a comprehensive double over Watford last season, winning 5-0 at Anfield and 0-3 at Vicarage Road.
* The Reds have won 24 of their last 25 Premier League matches, and are unbeaten in 33, with 28 wins.
* In contrast, Watford have won just one of their last 20 Premier League matches.
* Goalscoring is a problem for the Hornets – they’ve bagged just 9 goals all season in the league.
* Liverpool have a 100% record in league matches at Anfield this season but are still yet to keep a clean sheet there.

All the factz on the November 30 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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With it being a European week, there are only 4 matches that kick off at 3pm in the Premier League today.

However, with the league starting to take shape, there are clubs desperate for wins to move away from the relegation zone – or catch up with the leaders.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Burnley v Crystal Palace

* The Eagles did the double over Burnley blast season, winning 2-0 at Selhurst Park and 1-3 at Turf Moor.

* However, Burnley are great at home this season – winning 4 of their 6 matches at Turf Moor.
* Burnley’s form is based on solid defence – only Leicester have more than the Clarets’ 5 clean sheets this season.
* Palace are out of form, without a win in 5 and having lost their last 3.

* Scoring goals is the Eagles’ perennial problem – they’ve netted just 11 times this season, only bottom side Watford have scored fewer.

Chelsea v West Ham United

* Chelsea won this fixture 2-0 last season. It ended 0-0 at the London Stadium.

* The Blues have won their last 3 matches at Stamford Bridge without conceding a goal.
* The Hammers are on an awful run of form – no win in 7 league matches (5 defeats).
* They have also conceded 3 goals in each of their last 3 matches.

* Chelsea usually start better than other teams – they’ve opened the scoring 11 times so far this season.

Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

* Liverpool won both matches against Brighton 1-0 last season.

* If the Reds win or draw it will equal their longest-ever unbeaten run of 31 matches, which was set between May 1987 and March 1988.
* Brighton have won once away form home this season – against Watford on the opening weekend.
* The Seagulls have won just once at Anfield in the top flight – back in 1982.
* Liverpool have won their past 13 PL matches at home.
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth
* Bournemouth won their most recent meeting at the Vitality Stadium in May – their first win over Spurs.
* Spurs have kept just one clean sheet this season – the fewest of any side in the Premier League.
* If Spurs win, it will be their first consecutive victories of the season.
* Bournemouth have won just one of their last 7 PL matches (3 defeats).
* Harry Kane has scored 23 goals in 23 games for club and county this season.